April 3, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Municipal Growth: addressing the hidden costs of sprawl in New Market
Voting for a different approach to planning Originally published March 31, 2013 in Frederick News Posthttp://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/opinion/display_lte.htm?storyid=148832#.UVzP3qtAS9c While the city of Frederick’s small area planning effort achieves a positive force for local residents to share community goals and hopefully incorporate those objectives into a planning process generally dominated by private interests, they are but a stepping [...]
March 19, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under 2012 Rezoning, Changes in Comprehensive Zoning 2011, Monrovia, New Market, Preserving Farms and Open Space, Roads, Schools, Share your Opinion on Policy, Smith/Cline Farm in New Market, Spread the Word!, Urbana, Water and Sewer
The Frederick County Commissioners have approved or are discussing approval of over 7000 new dwellings, in many cases without appropriate plans for schools, roads, emergency services and other key infrastructure. We believe that our public officials should follow existing laws; in a growing number of cases that is not happening.
2/7/13 Citizen concerned with over-development in Frederick County, water pollution, crowded schools, trash and tax increases
February 7, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Government Affairs: budget, privatization, land use policies, Press and Media, Public Health, Roads, Schools, Share your Opinion on Policy, Solid Waste, Spread the Word!
Already in trouble Originally published February 07, 2013 in the Frederick News Post I am dismayed to see that the Maryland Department of Planning reports that our county is allowing septic systems that will have an adverse effect on the Chesapeake Bay. The objection is land consumption and water pollution. So let’s look at the [...]
1/24/13 Frederick County has…”essentially violated the state’s new law aimed at limiting growth on septic systems…
January 24, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Chesapeake Bay, Growing Smart with Adequate Public Services, Protecting Waterways, Solid Waste, Spread the Word!, Water and Sewer, Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP)
State says three counties flouting septic growth law Planning secretary says O’Malley administration “weighing options”
January 24, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under 2012 Rezoning, Addressing the "Northern Annexations" and Development Plans, Our Campaigns, Police, Fire and Rescue, Press and Media, Protecting Waterways, Roads, Schools, Spread the Word!, Water and Sewer
Gazette editorial published on Thursday, January 24, 2013
January 18, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Delaplaine Farm in New Market, Municipal Growth: addressing the hidden costs of sprawl in New Market, New Market, Our Campaigns, Police, Fire and Rescue, Preserving Farms and Open Space, Press and Media, Protecting Waterways, Roads, Schools, Share your Opinion on Policy, Smith/Cline Farm in New Market, Spread the Word!
January 17, 2013 by FofFC
Filed under Changes in Comprehensive Zoning 2011, Monrovia, Preserving Farms and Open Space, Press and Media, Protecting Waterways, Roads, Schools, Share your Opinion on Policy, Spread the Word!, Water and Sewer
Monrovia Town Center protesters gather downtown Plan would put 1,510 houses, commercial development on hundreds of acres east of Ed McClain Road Originally published January 17, 2013By Patti S. Borda
Citizens are concerned. 1100 new homes, without warning, without discussion. One meeting called by the Monrovia Citizens Association (a group no one has heard about) was held 8 miles from Monrovia at Holly Hills Country Club.
A coalition of residents of Monrovia, Maryland are working together to keep the nature of their community small and rural, in keeping with the Comprehensive Plan for Frederick County . They have formed a facebook page called Residents against Landsdale Expansion Monrovia, please post something of interest, sign their petition (go to the bottom of [...]